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Author Visit – March 20, 2009 @ 7:00pm – Town Hall

Apologies Forthcoming by Xujun Eberlein

“Four decades ago China was embroiled in the Cultural Revolution, a period that turned the country on end and defined the generation of Chinese now coming to power.  This collection of stories, departing from the usual “victim literature,” provides an apolitical and humanistic view onto life during and after that time.” (

 Author Xujun Eberlein will read from her book , Apologies Forthcoming, which was the Winner of 2007 Tartt Fiction Award. Please join us on Friday, March 20th at 7:00pm in the meeting room at Poestenkill Town Hall.

About the author.

Xujun Eberlein grew up in Chongqing, China, and moved to the United States in the summer of 1988. After receiving a Ph.D. from MIT in the spring of 1995, and winning an award for her dissertation, she joined a small but ambitious high tech company. On Thanksgiving 2003, she gave up algorithms  for writing. She has since won a bunch of literary awards. Her stories and personal essays have been published in the United States, Canada, England, Kenya, and Hong Kong, in magazines such as AGNI, Walrus, PRISM International, StoryQuarterly, Stand and Kwani. Her debut story collection Apologies Forthcoming won the 2007 Tartt Fiction Award and was published in June 2008.  She is the recipient of a 2008 artist fellowship in fiction/creative nonfiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.